• Home
  • Question/Answer
5 Feb 2012

Facelifts are for patients, not surgeons

Toronto is home to some of the top plastic surgeons in the world, and the technical skill available for cosmetic surgery patients is world-class. But the preoccupation of many surgeons with how high they can lift a brow or a jowl is preventing these surgeons from appreciating that our patients are seeking to look better, but not different. Particularly with facial rejuvenation surgery, appearing ‘done’ is not a worthy goal. We arent advocating ‘mini-lifts’, as these minimally-invasive procedures don’t maintain their effects over time. Instead, we focus on safe techniques that provide lasting but subtle improvements. Our favourite thing to hear from our patients is that everyone is complementing them…

Read More
0 Comment
Share Us On:
12 Dec 2011

Safety and Private Office Surgery

Private offices have some distinct advantages over hospitals for cosmetic surgery: 1. The medical and nursing staff are specialized in cosmetic surgery 2. Special equipment unaffordable to hospitals may be available 3. Exposure to ‘hospital-grade’ bacteria is minimized 4. Privacy far exceeds what is available in hospital 5. Customer service can be embraced in a private facility. There are too many competing needs in a hospital, and patient care can be overlooked 6. Individual responsibility of the Medical Director, Surgeon and Staff ensure greater attention to every detail of a private office A possible disadvantage of private office surgery is the isolation of surgeons and staff from the education, over-sight…

Read More
0 Comment
Share Us On:
28 Nov 2011

Reviews and Choosing a Surgeon

Social media and message boards give each of us an unlimited opportunity to praise or criticize the people, products and services with which we interact. Unfortunately, this freedom and anonymity brings out the worst in some people. The ability to freely attack one’s business competitors is an overwhelming temptation for some. For others, any imagined slight or disrespect is enough to trigger a multi-pronged libelous vendetta. As you browse through reviews, how do you know what to believe? A skeptical approach to any overly-passionate review is probably wise. People generally don’t get too excited in reviewing a coffee maker, and thus the reviews are likely to be pretty reliable. But…

Read More
4 Comments
Share Us On:
15 Nov 2011

Breast Augmentation in Toronto

It’s natural to want the best, especially when it comes to something as important as your health. But unless you can define ‘the best’, it will be hard to recognize it when you find it. There are several criteria to look for in a surgeon, but perhaps the two most important are the quality of the consultation process and the technical skill of the surgeon. Breast augmentation, also known as breast implant surgery, is a good example of surgery that can be mastered by even an average plastic surgeon. Creating a pocket and putting in an implant is not a difficult procedure, and so it is the consultation process that…

Read More
4 Comments
Share Us On:
25 Oct 2011

Anterior Neck Lift Option for Facelift Surgery Scars

Scars after facelift surgery can sometimes be conspicuous, and this would be a particular problem with little or no hair to provide coverage of the scars. A popular option in this case is the anterior neck lift, which puts all the scars in the skin creases at the front of the neck. Although these scars may be visible, they are not recognizable as cosmetic surgery scars and may be preferred to the typical facelift scars around the ears.

Read More
0 Comment
Share Us On:
23 Oct 2011

Consultation fees for Cosmetic Surgery

Why should you see a surgeon who charges a consultation fee when some surgeons give free consultations? Your consultation is the most important step in having a successful surgery experience. If you see a surgeon who doesn’t charge a consultation fee, the consultation becomes primarily a screening process for finding candidates for surgery. As a result, if you are not someone who is a good candidate, you can count on a quick ending to your consultation. More importantly, the surgeon may become financially biased towards talking you (and himself) into your suitability for surgery, and receives no reward for reassuring you that surgery is unnecessary, or advising you that someone…

Read More
0 Comment
Share Us On:
Newsletter signup
Subscribe
Follow Us On:
Top